Teaching Safety and Independence in the Water for over 50 Years
Swimming has always and will always be a hallmark of Camp Robin Hood. Learning to swim is a critical life skill. Once learned, it helps to give your child the confidence and skills to be safe around and in the water.
Our unique, swim camp program developed by our founder Larry Bell has continually evolved to exceed both the Ontario Camps Association and the Lifesaving Society Guidelines. This year, with our friend and new swim partner, Eric Shendelman of Shendy’s Swim School, we are excited to take our leading swim program and make it even better! Robin Hood uses an amazing 10-level Learn To Swim program developed by Eric and endorsed by the Lifesaving Society. Eric has over 30 years experience designing swim programs and is the current President of the Ontario Camps Association and founder of the Shendy’s Swim School.
Safety In and Around the Water
Our swim staff, all qualified and certified instructors and lifeguards, ensure that our campers not only learn the important life skill of swimming but are also safe in and around the water. Each swimmer is also monitored by responsible counsellors from their section at camp to provide extra support around the pool, providing a familiar face and extra supervision in the pool area.
Our youngest campers (completed Nursery/Junior Kindergarten) are often grouped with their own counsellors from their cabin group, their cabin mates in addition to their swim instructor. For extra safety for these campers, their swim instructor meets them outside the pool area and escorts the group to their swim area so they are not on their own. During free swims on Friday afternoons these campers will have a more structured experience that takes place within their regular swimming group.